If your child will be 5-years-old by September 1, 2019, it is time to start the enrollment process.
Way Elementary School
- Focusing students on the learning vs. the work
- Teaching for understanding vs. mere knowledge
- Encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
- Promoting independence vs. dependence
- Developing a growth vs. fixed mindset
Want to learn more? Please feel free to contact us for an appointment and tour.
Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision making so intense you can escape only by thinking. - Fred Friendly
A Window Into Way
Making Our Thinking Visible
It is often difficult to comprehend the extensive amount of thinking, learning, and understanding that is taking place inside your child’s classroom each and every day. A Window Into Way will provide you with snapshots of learning opportunities students are engaged in; experiences in which thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. By making student’s thinking visible, we can better understand how our students are learning as well as their depth of understanding. Enjoy!
Building a Bridge Between Home and School
Bloomfield Hills Schools has Summer Camp opportunities for all ages, all abilities, and all interests! New this year, several camps will offer limited transportation services. We have also expanded our before and aftercare options. Call 248.433.0885 to book your adventure today! Spaces are limited for many of our camps.
Way and Eastover Elementary students are discovering the endless possibilities of creating their own playground with Imagination Playground! Student Francis Baker shares, "It is giant, blue, soft blocks that we can build as tall and wide as we want. Plus, there are balls that we can build ramps and make different shapes. My friends and I work hard together to create cool forts."
Registration is open for all 3rd graders to 8th graders interested in boys lacrosse. Come join the fastest sport on two feet! Please visit https://www.13milelax.com/spring-lax.html for more information.
Dear Way Families,
I want to let you know that we recently were awarded a Bloomfield Hills Foundation Grant for the Way Art Studio! This grant will be used to help your child continue to create and help guide you when assisting your child's creative process. I have created several art take-home studios for your child to check just like they would a library book. If interested, please sign the permission slip that can be found in your child's backpack, or click the link below.
Mallory Molnar, Way Art Teacher
Families are automatically signed up to receive communication from their child's school, teachers, and Bloomfield Hills Schools (Wednesday Web News & Important Notices - including school cancellations). In order to receive emails, telephone calls, and even text messages, all you have to do is maintain your contact information and manage your personal preferences. If you wish not to receive these newsletters, simply "opt-out" when you receive the first newsletter (an option at the bottom of every email we send).
Instructions for updating this information are now available at www.bloomfield.org/notifications. Here you can manage your contact preferences as they pertains to emergency and district notifications.
Dear Way Families,
As we begin the new school year, Way Elementary will be implementing a new policy regarding provision of food at school celebrations. Currently, the majority of our classrooms report some form of food allergy restriction. This represents a tipping point for us. Policing food at parties and other celebrations is not only time consuming, but places staff and at-risk students in a potentially dangerous position. With this in mind, the only food brought into the building for celebrations and other day-time events will be orchestrated between the classroom teacher and head-room parent. For the last several years, Way has adhered to a healthy foods policy and those foods will be stressed for these special occasions.
As has always been the case, you will still be able to make personal food choices for your child's lunch or snack, providing the food doesn't contain the allergen at play in the classroom. All families should have previously been notified about allergy conditions of the classroom.
Attention to these minor shifts in thinking and behavior should lead to a safer and healthier environment for all.
Welcome to Way Elementary! For those of you who are new to this school, we warmly welcome you into this big family.
If you are new, we have a Way mentor to help you navigate our school and community. Please reach out to Lisa Grabowski via email at email@example.com or 734.612.7880 for any help acclimating.
Please fill out the tour request form here or call 248.341.6328.
Each student has a unique set of interests and it is likely you will have questions you would like to ask privately. For these reasons and others, we offer personalized tours of Bloomfield Hills Schools.
765 West Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
*(Includes early dismissals, late arrivals, absences and vacations)
Adam Scher, Principal
Cindy Antonis, Secretary
Visible Thinking Coordinator
|Class||9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.|
|Half Days||12:20 p.m. Dismissal|
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
3:55 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
|Office||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Bus Hotline:||248.341.6296 @BHSBuses|